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Old 30th April 2009, 19:00   #301
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I will be leaving for Leh in mid-June by bike: 21 days.
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Old 30th April 2009, 19:15   #302
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Who was going to do this trip in an Alto or Honda City or Astar? Anyone?
Sudev, none of these cars would have a problem really.
Though I recall someone was planning to do it in his Civic.
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Who was going to do this trip in an Alto or Honda City or Astar? Anyone?
Am plannin in a 800.
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How are carburetor cars perform on those terrains. I have 800 98 model, just 9000 Driven. Very well condition.

I have in my remote corner of my mind, of driving that thing to Leh
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How are carburetor cars perform on those terrains. I have 800 98 model, just 9000 Driven. Very well condition.

I have in my remote corner of my mind, of driving that thing to Leh
I thought my Wife's 800 (97 Model 40k done) was one of a kind but you take the cake. Hats Off to you brother!.

If you do intend to take that thing to Ladakh, I suggest you replace all rubber parts and get all mechanicals checked thoroughly.
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I thought my Wife's 800 (97 Model 40k done) was one of a kind but you take the cake. Hats Off to you brother!.

If you do intend to take that thing to Ladakh, I suggest you replace all rubber parts and get all mechanicals checked thoroughly.


Car through driven sparsely, is taken care off very well, In March did 2 back to back Delhi-Chd trip. With top speed of 110, could have gone up more. And one extended trip to Shimla during one of this trip.Also Did one trip to Dehradun recently.

No problems at all. I have changes the tyres an year back, as the OEM tyres though had full tread, were non radial an got hard due to prolonged parking.

Also because of having rear struts instead of shocker, GC is very good. Its small to easily navigate through landslides.

Its just that I am not sure how the carbuerator engine will behave. and what problem will I have.

Though it may be too early to talk about this, as I have no near plans to do this trip. Still just need a reason to keep my M800 fit
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Who was going to do this trip in an Alto or Honda City or Astar? Anyone?
I am thinking of it. But am not sure on the dates yet. If it happens, it will be around mid August.
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RKB & Krazydriver, the M800 carb models can do the Ladakh trip.
There will be a noticeable loss of power with altitude but all it will mean is that you shift down one gear from what you had anticipated.
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RKB & Krazydriver, the M800 carb models can do the Ladakh trip.
There will be a noticeable loss of power with altitude but all it will mean is that you shift down one gear from what you had anticipated.
But before climbing up say in Manali, can't you just fiddle with the Air Fuel screw for a richer/leaner mixture
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M800 is a very light car, and an excellent one for the hills. Visit any remote himachal area and you will see the 800 ruling there. Alto is now making serious inroads, but before that 800 used to do just fine.
Make the air-fuel mixture leaner(more air, less fuel), and you are all set
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But before climbing up say in Manali, can't you just fiddle with the Air Fuel screw for a richer/leaner mixture
Yes, that is recommended. The mechanics in the plains also set the timing a little differently from the mountain chaps.
Takes just a few minutes to have the air-fuel screw and the timing advance set by a mech in Manali; just past the bridge near Hotel Beas there are many such shops on the left hand side.
And the air filter needs to be scrupulously clean.
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Dear Anup / Akas,

Feel free to PM me However, tomorrow I am going to Karol Bagh to find more details.
Few things which we need to consider
1. This is once in a life time trip, so should not be hurried
2. August later half would be very risky as Monsoon would have kicked in will cause extreme danger while driving
3. I want to also have the return tour from Leh - Kargil - Srinagar - Delhi
4. We would certainly want to be comfortable to so not carrying luggage is a better option
5. It will alteast take 15 days to complete the trip from Delhi so lets be prepared

@ Anup, Yes rented will not be trusted hence will buy / rent atleast month in advance & check it out & then move

It will be good we are 10 - 12 then we hire a truck ourselves & carry a mechanic as a group to ensure no hassles.

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I will be leaving for Leh in mid-June by bike: 21 days.

Dear Cougar,

thats when I am planning, so lets discuss. What way you want to take. How will you return. What about luggage & how many people.

About me

I want to Start
Delhi - Manali - Leh - Kargil - Srinagar - Delhi
We all are 4 people in all.
Suggest we travel in a group & let luggage be handled by the truck
It will also give us the safety as well comfort of a mechanic with us


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2. August later half would be very risky as Monsoon would have kicked in will cause extreme danger while driving
Monsoon kicks in around 1st week of July, and the mountains start getting pre monsoon rain in mid june.
Once you cross rohtang, you are in ran shadow area, and monsoon does not have much effect. 2006 however was a freak year with a very wet monsoon.
However after mid august monsoon is on retreat, and you will not find much rain.
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Monsoon kicks in around 1st week of July, and the mountains start getting pre monsoon rain in mid june.
Once you cross rohtang, you are in ran shadow area, and monsoon does not have much effect. 2006 however was a freak year with a very wet monsoon.
However after mid august monsoon is on retreat, and you will not find much rain.

With all due respect, I am just referring to Ajit Harisinghani's travelouge :One life to Ride: In which he has clearly stated that even small "nali" besides the road become a water guzzling flow. more over it also takes the hilly track etc along with it & Ajit was himself caught in one of those during th return. Hence suggest we all do it before monsoon.
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When did he travel? Monsoon full swing in North is from 1st July to mid august.
If you want to avoid rains, you should travel before 15th june
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